Fine, large shrub with arching branches with pale silver-green foliage. Large lavender blue flower with orange eyes in mid summer through to autumn, very attractive to butterflies and bees. Cut back hard in mid-March. H:1-2m. Full sun preferred and reasonably well drained soils preferred . RHS Award of Garden Merit
An unusual hybrid form of the ever-popular 'butterfly bush' combining the generous flowering of the Chinese Buddleia davidii amd the golden flower colour of the South American B. globosa. Pale creamy-apricot to lilac flowers with rich golden-orange centres open from small dusky French blue buds. Best in full sun and reasonably well drained soils. Cut back hard in spring if desired to retain a compact and tidy plant. Fully hardy. H: 1-3m
Sun-loving and drought-resistant shrub from Australia,. Grown for its mauve 'bottle brush' flowers. Best in full sun, and poor, well drained soil, sheltered from cold northerly winds. In colder areas consider keeping in a pot and over-wintering in a cool glasshouse or conservatory. Hardy to at least 0C and probably -5C when slightly mature, gaining hardiness with age.. H:1-3m
This is a small evergreen tree or medium shrub with aromatic olive green, lance shaped leaves. Small pale yellow flower spikes are born in early summer. Plant in neutral to acid, moderately fertile and well drained soil in full sun. H:1m.
Fully hardy large multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Heart-shaped mid-green leaves, and clusters of pure white flowers on more mature stems and limbs in spring. Tolerates most conditions, including full sun through to light shade. Rare in the UK, but very garden-worthy. H: 3-5m
A vigorous, evergeen shrub with arching branches, mid-green leaves and clusters of pink-red flowers in summer and autumn followed by purple-red fruit. Best grown in full sun and moist but well drained soil, preferably in a sheltered and sunny position. Native to the southern USA and South America to Chile. Hardy to -5C, possibly colder when more mature. Poisonous if ingested.